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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With Brazilian football on its summer break, national team coach Mano Menezes has the chance to observe those playing in Europe while he prepares for 2012's upcoming test, London's Olympic Games. Menezes hopes to become the first Brazil manager to win the gold medal in sport's oldest tournament, a competition that will give him the perfect platform to note how home talents perform on the international scene as he begins to mold his team for 2014.

For Menezes, Brazilian players in Europe have not been the answer . . .

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